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  • Beware of scammers and scoundrels

    High school seniors hunting for college scholarships and financial aid, beware: Scammers and scoundrels can't wait to meet you. Families lose money to fraudulent financial aid scams every year, according to federal officials. And with many college...
  • Homework for parents as school starts

    Homework for parents as school starts
    Summer vacation is over. Not great news if you're a kid. But some of you parents may feel more than ready to send your charges back to school. But are you? Are you really? Here are a few things to consider. Vaccinations What to do? Make sure your...
  • O'Bannon decision affects area schools but won't alone revolutionize college sports

    Ed O’Bannon is the only player in the last quarter-century to score at least 30 points and grab at least 15 rebounds in the NCAA tournament title game. His 30-and-17 performance in 1995 led UCLA past defending champion Arkansas, giving the Bruins...
  • Arne Duncan: Testing vital but now "sucking oxygen out of the room" in many schools

    Arne Duncan: Testing vital but now "sucking oxygen out of the room" in many schools
    Too much testing is "sucking oxygen out of the room" in many American schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a statement today. That focus on testing is making it hard for teachers to implement new academic standards -- think Common Core...
  • Federal investigation opened into JHU response to alleged rape

    Federal investigation opened into JHU response to alleged rape
    The U.S. Department of Education has opened a formal investigation into the Johns Hopkins University's response to an alleged rape at a fraternity house, the university disclosed Tuesday. A group of students filed a complaint with the department's Office...
  • California awarded $10.7 million to pay for advanced course tests

    California awarded $10.7 million to pay for advanced course tests
    California has received $10.7 million from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare low-income and underserved high school students for colleges and careers by partially covering the costs of advanced course tests. “Students who do the work and...
  • UCLA faces federal probe of alleged sexual misconduct

    UCLA faces federal probe of alleged sexual misconduct
    UCLA has been added to a list of schools that are subjects of Title IX sexual misconduct investigations, the U.S. Department of Education confirmed Wednesday. The Westwood university joins 75 other postsecondary institutions on the list, including UC...
  • READER SUBMITTED: A Beautiful First Day at Union School

    Union School students are off to a great start for the 2014-2015 school year. On August 25th, students assembled by class on the sunny front lawn of the school for songs, the Pledge of Allegiance, and words of welcome from new principal Caitlin Eckler....
  • Corinthian Colleges tells investors it is facing a criminal probe

    Corinthian Colleges tells investors it is facing a criminal probe
    After months of financial uncertainty and battles with regulators, Corinthian Colleges Inc. told investors Wednesday about the prospect of a criminal investigation by federal prosecutors. The beleaguered Orange County for-profit college company said...
  • LAUSD says it's not subject to state's 'parent trigger' law this year

    LAUSD says it's not subject to state's 'parent trigger' law this year
    A controversial state law permitting parents to petition for sweeping changes in failing schools cannot be used this year in Los Angeles Unified, district officials decided. In a letter from a district lawyer to former state Sen. Gloria Romero...
  • Newtown Teachers Went Back Too Soon, Union Head Says

    Newtown Teachers Went Back Too Soon, Union Head Says
    HARTFORD — Teachers in the Newtown school district were put back to work too soon after the Sandy Hook shootings on Dec. 14, 2012, without an adequate assessment of their mental health, the president of the Newtown teachers' union said Friday....